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vBulletin Raffles
by nhawk
20 Jun 2011 13:48

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THIS ADD-ON IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE AND IS NOT SUPPORTED

NOTE: This add-on is designed for use with vBulletin 3.8.6 or higher. It may not work with earlier versions of vBulletin.

Raffles, giveaways, and contests, whatever you wish to call them, are a great way to increase traffic on any forum.

This is a port of my Raffle add-on for vBulletin 4.1.x to vBulletin 3.8.x. For the 4.1.x version see this thread.. http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=262901

Features:
  • Define a different prize image for each raffle.
  • Set raffle rules on a per raffle basis.
  • Set raffles to start in the future or on the day you create the raffle.
  • Allow One or more entries per user.
  • Allow multiple entries at one time if desired.
  • Admin settable time delay between user entries.
  • One or more prizes per raffle.
  • One or more winners per raffle (multiple winners require multiple prizes).
  • Allow members to win multiple times in one raffle if desired.
  • Display winning 'ticket' numbers if desired.
  • Selectable usergroups
  • Post count limit if desired.
  • Require Human Verification if desired.
  • Will show in Community Menu if desired.
  • Show active raffles what's going on.
  • Automatic raffle draw via vBulletin scheduled tasks.
  • Manual raffle draw to override end date and/or scheduled draws.
  • Turn raffles on or off via admincp. (Only raffle admins can view raffles when they are turned off)
  • Support for just about any credit system such as vBCredits II, ICash, kBank and vbBux.
  • Support for AW Coding's Credit Purchase System so member can purchase "raffle tickets".
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional validated (provided your current template passes the tests)

NOTE: Except for bug fixes, this mod is no longer being updated. I strongly suggest upgrading to vB 4.

* DISCLAIMER *
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Laws about how raffles should be handled vary from location to location. Be sure to check with local authorities and to comply with any laws that may apply to you. The author of this add-on can not be held responsible if the use of this add-on results in any violation of local laws.
By downloading this add-on, you agree to abide by local laws and to hold the author of this add-on harmless for any damages that may occurr from the use of this add-on.

* INSTALLATION *
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1) If you intend to use AW Coding's Credit Purchase System with the Raffle System, install the Credit Purchase System FIRST.

2) Upload the contents of the 'upload' folder to your forum's root.
(If your forum's location is http://www.example.com/forums/, the root is /forums/)
(If your forum's admincp is named something other than admincp, upload raffleadmin.php to your renamed admincp folder.)

3) Import the product XML file (product-raffles.xml) into the Product Manager in AdminCP.

4) If you want to view raffles on your site while the raffle system is turned off, go to AdminCP -> Usergroups -> Administrator Permissions select yourself and set "Can Admin Raffles" to 'Yes'.

5) Anyone you want to be able to administer raffles on your site must also have Administrator Permissions and have "Can Admin Raffles" set to 'Yes' or they will not be able to administer raffles.

6) Take some time to set the options in Raffle Settings.

7) Set up a raffle.

8) Make sure this add-on is marked as 'Installed' on vBulletin.org!
(If you want to get notices from me about updates for this add-on.)

* UPGRADE INSTRUCTIONS *
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1) Upload the contents of the 'upload' folder to your forum's root.
(If your forum's location is http://www.example.com/forums/, the root is /forums/)
(If your forum's admincp is named something other than admincp, upload raffleadmin.php to your renamed admincp folder.)

2) Import the product XML file (product-raffles.xml) into the Product Manager in AdminCP and be sure 'Allow Overwrite' is set to 'Yes'.

* USING RAFFLES *
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The whole system is pretty self explanatory, but there are a few things to keep in mind...

1) A default raffle image is supplied with the add-on. You must always supply an image for your raffles. You may change the default image if you like.

2) The entry period for raffles always end at 12:00am (midnight) on the day the raffle is to be drawn. (ie: Draw date is set 12/21/2011.. members can enter through 12/20/2011, the moment the date changes to 12/21/2011 no more entries are possible)

3) The scheduled task to draw the raffles is set to take place at 10:00am the day the raffle is to be drawn. You may change this by going to AdminCP->Scheduled Tasks->Scheduled Task Manager, find "Draw raffles", click on Edit and change the time of the draw to what you want it to be.

4) There are replacement variables used in several phrases. These are what the variables are:

raffle_agree: {1} = Forum name
raffle_eligible: {1} = Forum name {2} = Raffle name
raffle_message_body: {1} = Raffle name {2} = Draw date
raffle_message_close: {1} = Raffle admin name {2} = Phrase (raffle_admin_title)
raffle_message_salute: {1} = Winner name
raffle_recent: {1} = Time remaining before a user can enter again
raffle_winner_multi: {1} = Winner names for multiple raffle winners {2} = Raffle name
raffle_winner_one: {1} = Winner name for single raffle winner {2} = Raffle name'

More replacement variables are in the read.me included with this add-on.

5) When adding a custom user profile field for this add-on, be sure to 'Private Field' is set to 'Yes' and 'Field Searchable on Member List' is set to 'No'.

6) If you don't want to have Raffles in the community menu, you can use a forum link to raffles.php.

* History (Changelog) *
-------------------------
1.1.2 (October 6, 2011) (No need to import the xml file when upgrading from 1.1.0 or 1.1.1 to 1.1.2, just upload files to server.)
- Removed all direct mysql queries due to some systems having trouble with them.
- Corrected cpnav xml file (was showing an add-on option).

1.1.1 (October 5, 2011) (No need to import the xml file when upgrading from 1.1.0 to 1.1.1, just upload files to server.)
- Fix display of html on Edit Raffles screen.
- Improved user entry list function in AdminCP.
- Fix database warnings on some systems.
- Fix raffle ticket purchase link for AWCoding Credit Purchase System Pro.
- Fix detection of AWCoding Credit Purchase System Pro.

1.1.0 (August 1, 2011)
- Restored missing AWCPS patch in install script.
- Code enhancements for future expansion.

1.0.9 (July 20, 2011)
- Moved 'Allow Multiple Wins' from main settings to individual raffle settings. (user requested)

1.0.8 (July 16, 2011)
- Added Debug Logging option to raffle system.

1.0.7 (July 15, 2011)
- MAJOR FIX - Fix raffle draw so no duplicates happen when allow multiple wins is set to no.
- Add PM to raffle admin if no members enter a single prize raffle.

1.0.6 (July 13, 2011)
- Fix - Raffle not being drawn by scheduled task.

1.0.5 (July 11, 2011)
- Fix - members can no longer enter multiple times by using the back button on their browser.

1.0.4 (July 6, 2011)
- Fix Allow multiple wins to one member now works.
- Fix database error when no members enter raffle.
- Removed un-needed left joins in some DB queries that were needed in original release.

1.0.3 (July 4, 2011)
- Installation script change for systems not fully importing the parse templates plugin.
- Fix raffle draw time now displays in members's usercp chosen time zone format.
- Fix error in scheduled task when multiple prizes are awarded.
- Changed copyright so it only displays on raffle pages.

1.0.2 (June 27, 2011)
- Minor bug fix of active raffles in What's Going On area (was not collapsing properly).

1.0.1 (June 22, 2011)
- Converted missed 'view entries' from 4.x to 3.8.x format.

1.0. (June 20, 2011)
- Initial release for vBulletin 3.8.6.

* Known Working on vB Versions *
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3.8.6
3.8.7 PL 1

MagicThemeParks 20 Jun 2011 15:23

YES! :)

Gonna give this one a try this week. Thanks for sharing! :up:

FreshFroot 21 Jun 2011 06:36

Looks good will test it out :D

nascartr 21 Jun 2011 13:23

When I test it and try to see who has entered I get this error.

Fatal error: Call to undefined function render_navbar_template() in /home/nascartr/public_html/community/raffles.php on line 670

nhawk 21 Jun 2011 14:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by nascartr (Post 2210835)
When I test it and try to see who has entered I get this error.

Fatal error: Call to undefined function render_navbar_template() in /home/nascartr/public_html/community/raffles.php on line 670

Thank you, I missed that conversion.

For now, don't allow viewing of entries. I'll post an update as soon as I can to correct the problem.

Just so you know, I would normally post an update for this within minutes. But, my dev server's power supply took out the motherboard and I'm waiting for replacements. They should be here tomorrow. So, an update will come in the next day or two.

biftek 22 Jun 2011 01:22

thanks been looking for something like this , will be giving it a burl on my site

EddyMaxx 22 Jun 2011 14:28

Working good on 3.8.7 P1. Just need to fix the error as mentioned by nascartr.

Nice job!

nhawk 22 Jun 2011 16:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by nascartr (Post 2210835)
When I test it and try to see who has entered I get this error.

Fatal error: Call to undefined function render_navbar_template() in /home/nascartr/public_html/community/raffles.php on line 670

Fixed today with version 1.0.1.

MentaL 23 Jun 2011 13:53

very nice!

/EDIT

It appears the mod is incompatible with vbseo and this; http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=218773

Shame :(

nhawk 23 Jun 2011 14:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by MentaL (Post 2211745)
very nice!

/EDIT

It appears the mod is incompatible with vbseo and this; http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=218773

Shame :(

A little more info would be helpful. To come in and say something is incompatible with something else provides very little information to fix or locate the problem.

The plugin you show (Colors For Usergroup In Forum Last Post) should have no effect on mine and mine should have no effect on it. The Raffle system does not write or access any posts or threads, anywhere, at any time. (Edit: I just tested it on 3.8.6 with that plugin. Both work.)

And what exactly happens with vbseo?

nascartr 24 Jun 2011 02:41

I'm using it and have vbseo installed and see no conflict?

klaush 24 Jun 2011 13:33

Works like a charme and has no known conflict with vbseo.

Thanks for this great stuff!

bada_bing 24 Jun 2011 20:08

tagged....

MentaL 25 Jun 2011 14:19

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Top left (Disabled) = Homepage
Top right (Disabled) = Thread
Bottom left (Enabled) = Homepage
Bottom right (Enabled) = Thread

User-name markups are disabled on the forum home and when viewing a thread css outputs are corrupted.

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/attac...1&d=1309011581

nhawk 25 Jun 2011 14:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by MentaL (Post 2212579)
Top left (Disabled) = Homepage
Top right (Disabled) = Thread
Bottom left (Enabled) = Homepage
Bottom right (Enabled) = Thread

User-name markups are disabled on the forum home and when viewing a thread css outputs are corrupted.

I would be looking elsewhere. As I said, the username markups work on a 3.8.6 install with just that mod and the Raffle system. And others have posted that the Raffle system works fine with vBSEO.

And there is nothing in the Raffle system that touches the Thread display CSS, or even connects to the thread/post system in vBulletin.

I am now installing 3.8.7 to double check that version. I don't think the result will be any different than 3.8.6.

EDIT: As suspected, the username markups work with Raffles on a fresh vB 3.8.7 install without any problems. I suggest looking at your other mods to see what is interfering with them. Or what might be changing the install for the raffle system. I don't know if such a thing exists, but if you have a mod that includes all css styles globally, that could be the culprit. Even then I wouldn't think that would cause a problem because the raffle css styles are only used in the raffle system. Not on other pages.

You also have an abundance of HTML errors on your site that could be affecting performance (53 Errors, 12 warnings on the page where you show the post example alone). Among the errors are missing end tags and a style element in the body of your site. That is a no-no, and could cause cascading effects.

See this validation report: http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=ht...Inline&group=0

Until you can correct all of the HTML errors on your site and establish exactly what other mod is interfering with the Raffle system, I can't even begin to work on a fix. The only thing I know for certain is that username markups and the Raffle system work together on vB 3.8.7 without a problem. And that others running vBSEO on their systems aren't having any problems.

MentaL 25 Jun 2011 22:53

Hi

I use a custom admincp address and the setup required me to edit my location , that may have intervened. If you wish to test my method simply rename admincp to say admincp123 and edit the admincp url in the product to admincp123 and import.

Regards.

nhawk 26 Jun 2011 11:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by MentaL (Post 2212792)
Hi

I use a custom admincp address and the setup required me to edit my location , that may have intervened. If you wish to test my method simply rename admincp to say admincp123 and edit the admincp url in the product to admincp123 and import.

Regards.

So long as the new name for admincp is properly defined in config.php, there would have been no need to edit the installation file. The installation automatically picks up the location of admincp.

You have other problems with your site that just rear their ugly heads when you install raffles. It isn't the raffle system causing them, it is just revealing them. Correct all of the HTML errors and I would bet your problems go away.

To test it, temporarily switch to the default skin, turn off all other mods and customizations except raffles and you'll find it's working fine. Turn on your other mods/customizations one at a time and correct the ones that are causing problems. If a conflict is found with raffles, let me know exactly what the conflict is and I'll correct it. But from what I can tell, what you're showing in your screenshot is all HTML errors most likely cause by an unclosed <table> tag and possibly other errors in the HTML for the pages.

MentaL 26 Jun 2011 13:30

I don't define the admincp location on the configuration as a security prevention. I'll do a few tests later and report back.

Cheers.

tommydamic68 26 Jun 2011 14:22

Does not install completely, say please finish installing all items etc. hmmm, weird, i ftp'd all folders to the root directory, will not take the xml...? i too have a different name for my admincp if that would make the difference.

nhawk 26 Jun 2011 14:40

Quote:

Originally Posted by tommydamic68 (Post 2213001)
Does not install completely, say please finish installing all items etc. hmmm, weird, i ftp'd all folders to the root directory, will not take the xml...? i too have a different name for my admincp if that would make the difference.

If your admincp is named something other than admincp, upload raffleadmin.php to that folder.

So instead of..

admincp/raffleadmin.php

you would have

youradmincpname/raffleadmin.php


EDIT: If you do that and your admincp is not properly defined in config.php then you are on your own. I can't support and diagnose improperly configured or totally custom systems.

tommydamic68 26 Jun 2011 15:36

worked! thanks! how do you change color etc. html ?

MentaL 26 Jun 2011 19:36

Disabled all plugins and still no joy. Strange.

nhawk 27 Jun 2011 11:03

Quote:

Originally Posted by tommydamic68 (Post 2213020)
worked! thanks! how do you change color etc. html ?

By editing the raffle templates and css.

nhawk 27 Jun 2011 20:53

For those that downloaded v1.0.2 in the past few minutes, please download again. I included a wrong file in the first upload.

Sorry about that. :(

MentaL 29 Jun 2011 22:59

Great mod now that I got it working. Two suggestions.

- When inside the raffle (raffles.php?do=raffle&id=1) there is no table backround, it would look better with one.
- When viewing the users who have entered (raffles.php?do=entries&id=1) there is also no table backround.

Food for thought.

dizzynation 01 Jul 2011 04:12

getting this at the bottom of my "raffle edit page"

Database error in vBulletin 3.8.7:

Invalid SQL:
SELECT currencyid, title FROM credits_currency
ORDER BY currencyid ASC;

MySQL Error : Table 'cvf.credits_currency' doesn't exist
Error Number : 1146
Request Date : Thursday, June 30th 2011 @ 10:09:52 PM
Error Date : Thursday, June 30th 2011 @ 10:09:53 PM
Script : [url
Username : Nick
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version : 5.0.77

nhawk 01 Jul 2011 11:31

Quote:

Originally Posted by dizzynation (Post 2215295)
getting this at the bottom of my "raffle edit page"

Database error in vBulletin 3.8.7:

Invalid SQL:
SELECT currencyid, title FROM credits_currency
ORDER BY currencyid ASC;

MySQL Error : Table 'cvf.credits_currency' doesn't exist
Error Number : 1146
Request Date : Thursday, June 30th 2011 @ 10:09:52 PM
Error Date : Thursday, June 30th 2011 @ 10:09:53 PM
Script : url/options.php?do=options&dogroup=raffle
Referrer : url/admincp/options.php?null=0
IP Address : XX.XXX.XXX.XXX
Username : Nick
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version : 5.0.77

That's not the raffle edit page, that should be from the raffle settings page.

What credit system are you running on your system?

It looks like one that isn't supported and is using the same product ID as vBCredits. Either that, or you're running vBCredits and changed the table name for the vBCredit system.

dizzynation 01 Jul 2011 23:03

I only have VBcredits, and casino. Is this my problem?

nhawk 02 Jul 2011 10:40

Quote:

Originally Posted by dizzynation (Post 2215647)
I only have VBcredits, and casino. Is this my problem?

Hmm.. the default database table for vBCredits is 'credits_currency'. I don't think that would change between versions.

Let me contact Darkwaltz to see what the problem might be. He's usually very helpful when it comes to other mods interfacing with vBCredits.

It might take a while for an answer, so just hang in there and when I hear something I'll let you know.

But, do you have a link to the Casino mod? I can't find one for vB 3.8. Or, is this the one you're using?.. http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...ghlight=casino

nhawk 04 Jul 2011 11:16

Quote:

Originally Posted by dizzynation (Post 2215647)
I only have VBcredits, and casino. Is this my problem?

I received a reply from Darkwaltz4.

The credits_currency table is only in vBCredits II.

Therefore, the system does not support older versions of vBCredits.

You can always upgrade to the new versions of vBCredits..

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=245952

Sorry about the confusion and I've updated the info in the Raffle product description.

viper357 08 Jul 2011 08:14

This looks nice, will install it a bit later, just one question please.

I run a marine aquariums forum and I want to hold a raffle where you are only allowed to enter if you upload a photo of your fish tank, is there any way this mod could do something like that?

Thanks.

nhawk 08 Jul 2011 11:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by viper357 (Post 2218064)
This looks nice, will install it a bit later, just one question please.

I run a marine aquariums forum and I want to hold a raffle where you are only allowed to enter if you upload a photo of your fish tank, is there any way this mod could do something like that?

Thanks.

Not on it's own it can't.

But, if you somehow move the person that uploads a photo to a different user group. Then the raffle could be restricted to that usergroup.

viper357 08 Jul 2011 12:32

Ok, thanks, I'll try work something out.

nascartr 10 Jul 2011 07:18

Alright, I'm allowing one entry per day in a 30 day raffle for a maximum of 30 entries and received this from a member.

Quote:

Ok since you have switched the contest to being able to enter once per day during the month I have discovered one flaw that allows people to enter multiple times a day but still only up to the allowed 30 entries per person. If you hit the submit entry button but don't wait for it to transfer you away from the "thank you for entering the contest next page will load soon"(I forget the exact wording) but hit the back button you can continue to submit over and over again as many times as you want in one day but the next day if you did it 30 times it won't allow you to enter more times.


Just thought I would inform you just incase you didn't already know.

nhawk 10 Jul 2011 13:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by nascartr (Post 2218801)
Alright, I'm allowing one entry per day in a 30 day raffle for a maximum of 30 entries and received this from a member.

Thank you.

A fix should be out some time next week.

Abu2 12 Jul 2011 21:21

It doesn't draw. Cron doesn't work on the latest version (104)

nhawk 13 Jul 2011 16:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by Abu2 (Post 2219769)
It doesn't draw. Cron doesn't work on the latest version (104)

Check the vB 3.8.x mods at www.snogssite.com, the fix is already posted there.

It will follow here soon.

viper357 13 Jul 2011 20:11

Quick question just to clarify, if I have 3 prizes to give away and I enter the number 3 into the "Number of Prizes" field, can I assume that it will then have 3 draws with 3 winning ticket numbers? Thanks.

An awesome feature would be if it created a thread announcing the winners once the draw had been completed. I would pay for that feature. ;)

Thanks for the great mod.

nhawk 14 Jul 2011 14:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by viper357 (Post 2220166)
Quick question just to clarify, if I have 3 prizes to give away and I enter the number 3 into the "Number of Prizes" field, can I assume that it will then have 3 draws with 3 winning ticket numbers? Thanks.

An awesome feature would be if it created a thread announcing the winners once the draw had been completed. I would pay for that feature. ;)

Thanks for the great mod.

Yes, if you set the number of prizes to 3, then there will be 3 winners on the draw date.

However, if you set 'Allow One Member Multiple Wins' to 'No' in Raffle Settings and don't have enough entries to give away all 3 prizes, the raffle will not draw. That is unusual, but it can happen.

Winners are listed for the raffle after it's drawn. Just be sure to set 'Show Raffles Already Drawn' to 'Yes' in Raffle Settings.

viper357 15 Jul 2011 15:46

This is not working, I ran a test raffle, 3 prizes, 6 people entered, and the same person won all 3 prizes with the same ticket number, with "Allow One Member Multiple Wins" set to No.

nhawk 15 Jul 2011 18:38

Viper, see your PMs please

nhawk 15 Jul 2011 19:58

Nevermind Viper..

After running a few hundred draws I finally found the problem. Fixed in v1.0.7.

Thank you!

nhawk 16 Jul 2011 17:45

For those still having trouble with multiple wins, please download and install v1.0.8 and then enable debug mode in raffle settings.

This will put a detailed log of the actions taken by the raffle draw scheduled task into the scheduled task log.

When you have a problem, upload a copy or screenshot of the full log for the problem draw.

viper357 17 Jul 2011 17:29

Is there any difference between 1.0.7 and 1.0.8 apart from the debug option? I've just run a test raffle on v1.0.7 and it worked fine.:)

nhawk 18 Jul 2011 10:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by viper357 (Post 2221521)
Is there any difference between 1.0.7 and 1.0.8 apart from the debug option? I've just run a test raffle on v1.0.7 and it worked fine.:)

There is one other minor difference.

I would suggest updating to 1.0.8 to be safe.

However do not turn on debug mode unless you are having problems with raffle draws.

aktifnet 22 Jul 2011 17:58

thanks, nice mod :)

dizzynation 25 Jul 2011 03:14

Downloaded and installed without any issue! Love the ones that work out of the box!

THANKS NHAWK

dizzynation 25 Jul 2011 03:16

nHawk, is there a module for this mod? For vbadvanced?

nhawk 25 Jul 2011 11:36

Unless there is some sort of point system in vbadvanced, it should work with the underlying vBulletin forum software without a problem.

support question
by dizzynation
01 Aug 2011 18:29

In my navbar under community, the word "Raffles" is missing, but there is still a blank space to link to raffles. Any help would be much appreciated.

www.lower48.com

Thanks

dizzynation 01 Aug 2011 18:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by dizzynation (Post 2227789)
In my navbar under community, the word "Raffles" is missing, but there is still a blank space to link to raffles. Any help would be much appreciated.

www.lower48.com

Thanks

Also, there by any chance you can post some default "Raffle Rules" that we can paste and customize in the rules section. I would really appreciate that!

Voted MOTH

nhawk 01 Aug 2011 19:37

Quote:

Originally Posted by dizzynation (Post 2227789)
In my navbar under community, the word "Raffles" is missing, but there is still a blank space to link to raffles. Any help would be much appreciated.

www.lower48.com

Thanks

EDIT: Try this...

Go to AdminCP->Languages and Phrases->Phrase Manager

Click Add Phrase

Phrase Type: Global
Product: Raffles
Varname: raffle
Text: Raffles

If you get an error saying the phrase exists, then something is interfering with the Raffle system adding the phrase to the community menu. Which I wouldn't doubt because clicking any dropdown menu on your site takes multiple tries to get it to stay down.

Quote:

Originally Posted by dizzynation (Post 2227791)
Also, there by any chance you can post some default "Raffle Rules" that we can paste and customize in the rules section. I would really appreciate that!

Voted MOTH

There are sample rules included with the zip file you downloaded.

MentaL 02 Aug 2011 10:17

raffles wont draw; Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_VARIABLE in /home/x/public_html/forum/includes/cron/raffledraw.php on line 75 /edit downloaded fix but getting white page..

nhawk 02 Aug 2011 10:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by MentaL (Post 2228089)
raffles wont draw; Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_VARIABLE in /home/x/public_html/forum/includes/cron/raffledraw.php on line 75

You are running v1.0.4, update to the most current version. That was fixed in 1.0.6.

MentaL 02 Aug 2011 10:24

downloaded fix but getting white page.. /edit cleared xcache,w orked. cheers.

AlpineZone 02 Aug 2011 17:57

I'm looking for something like this but I want a way to add criteria, i.e. members get (1) ticket for each month they are a member, members get (1) ticket for every 250 posts they have, and a bit more complicate but members get (10) tickets for liking us on Facebook and (10) tickets for likeing us on Twitter... any way to do that?

nhawk 02 Aug 2011 20:38

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlpineZone (Post 2228253)
I'm looking for something like this but I want a way to add criteria, i.e. members get (1) ticket for each month they are a member, members get (1) ticket for every 250 posts they have, and a bit more complicate but members get (10) tickets for liking us on Facebook and (10) tickets for likeing us on Twitter... any way to do that?

You're talking about a point management system.

Look into vBCredits II, ICash, kBank and vbBux. They are all supported by the Raffle system.

My personal preference is vBCredits II, but that's just me.

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=245952

supercarsanctum 08 Aug 2011 19:20

how do i start a raffle? cant find it anywhere

nhawk 08 Aug 2011 19:31

Make sure you did step 4 in the installation instructions..

4) Anyone you want to be able to administer raffles on your site must also have Administrator Permissions and have "Can Admin Raffles" set to 'Yes' or they will not be able to administer raffles.


Set up your general settings in AdminCP->Raffles->Raffle Settings

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/attac...3&d=1308577335

Then create a new raffle in AdminCP->Raffles->Add New Raffle

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/attac...6&d=1308577335

Budweiser 10 Aug 2011 17:29

Looking at your mod gave me an idea. It would be nice to have a mod that I can use to sell tickets to win a product. For example: I have a laptop and for a chance to win it the user could but a ticket for $1. At the end of the offer period the mod would pick a winner.

Is there a mod like this already? (or does this mod already do all this??)
It could increase traffic and create revenue for the site too!

nhawk 10 Aug 2011 20:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by Budweiser (Post 2231888)
Looking at your mod gave me an idea. It would be nice to have a mod that I can use to sell tickets to win a product. For example: I have a laptop and for a chance to win it the user could but a ticket for $1. At the end of the offer period the mod would pick a winner.

Is there a mod like this already? (or does this mod already do all this??)
It could increase traffic and create revenue for the site too!

This add-on can do it when used with AWCoding's Credit Purchase System.

Gadget_Guy 02 Oct 2011 14:48

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Hi,

I just installed the raffle system and I can't wait to use it.

I do have two things I need help with:

1) How can I change the colour of the text, background, and other elements for my raffles?

See that attached picture of what I mean. The current look just doesn't match my site and I would like to customize it.


2) On the raffle page I am getting an SQL error. (See screenshot)


Thanks,

D.

nhawk 03 Oct 2011 15:35

By default, the colors come from your Style. But colors can be added in ACP->Styles & Templates

Select your Style, scroll down to Raffle Templates and select it. In there is raffle.css. Any area you want to change the color in, add the color like this..
color: #FFFFFF;

Where the # is the RGB color you want to use.

I can't duplicate the SQL Error. Have you found the problem?

MentaL 05 Oct 2011 11:27

Just a minor admin bug you may want to fix.

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/213/adminbugs.png

nhawk 05 Oct 2011 12:08

That looks like you have a link to a video as part of the name for the raffle??

I'd suggest embeding videos in the description if that's the case.

MentaL 05 Oct 2011 18:22

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All HTML is in the description, hence the problem.

/EDIT

Attached it for you to try. Also, ending the description with a standard a href link will cause a problem too.

nhawk 05 Oct 2011 18:32

Quote:

Originally Posted by MentaL (Post 2253667)
All HTML is in the description, hence the problem.

/EDIT

Attached it for you to try. Also, ending the description with a standard a href link will cause a problem too.

I see, that's interesting.

Use BB Code for the video, not HTML. That will eliminate the problem for now.

Edit: OR..

Upgrade to the latest version I'm about to post. :)

MentaL 06 Oct 2011 18:47

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Whats this all aboot.

nhawk 06 Oct 2011 19:21

Quote:

Originally Posted by MentaL (Post 2254020)
Whats this all aboot.

Geez, seems like things just don't want to go right lately. :(

You can eliminate that by editing /includes/xml/cpnav_raffles.xml

Delete these lines..

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

That is actually one of the add-ons for raffles and it shouldn't have been in the main xml. It will not affect the raffle system in any way.

I'll release an update in the next couple of days. I'm just waiting on input from someone about a problem they were having.

EDIT: I decided to release the next update today. All should be good now.

SamirDarji 21 Oct 2011 14:43

Noting to check this out later.

Artes_Marciales 21 Oct 2011 19:00

Amazing!!!
Great Mod Thanks!!!

inphoenix 22 Oct 2011 14:30

Hello again,

Is it possible to add a set of questions to a raffle where a user has to answer 5 questions (multiple choice answer) before they can enter the raffle. Sort of like product awareness before they enter in a giveaway. A wrong answer would return the question in red and let them answer it again until they get it right. When all questions are answered correctly they can enter the raffle.

nhawk 22 Oct 2011 14:54

Quote:

Originally Posted by inphoenix (Post 2260143)
Hello again,

Is it possible to add a set of questions to a raffle where a user has to answer 5 questions (multiple choice answer) before they can enter the raffle. Sort of like product awareness before they enter in a giveaway. A wrong answer would return the question in red and let them answer it again until they get it right. When all questions are answered correctly they can enter the raffle.

Except for bug fixes, there won't be any further development of the vB 3.8 version of the raffle system.

Eventually the 3.x version of vBulletin will be discontinued and people should really be migrating to 4.x.

Artes_Marciales 24 Oct 2011 09:08

Bug with the browser opera :o

nhawk 24 Oct 2011 11:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by Artes_Marciales (Post 2260848)
Bug with the browser opera :o

That tells me absolutely nothing. What happens with Opera? Can you include a screenshot?

Artes_Marciales 24 Oct 2011 12:34

everything is out of position with opera browser :(
http://www.infoculturismo.com/raffles.php
http://www.infoculturismo.com/raffle...do=raffle&id=2
with other browsers is perfect

nhawk 24 Oct 2011 13:11

I asked for screenshots because I do not have Opera installed and I do not intend to install it. I need to see what the problem is.

Artes_Marciales 24 Oct 2011 13:26

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Thanks! :)

the same problem on all pages.

nhawk 24 Oct 2011 14:04

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OK, I gave in and installed Opera version 11.52 and there is no such problem with Opera.

Artes_Marciales 24 Oct 2011 17:57

OK, thanks!!
Is strange, I have same version, but I have this problem,
and work fine with mi old Versión 9.64 :confused:

AlpineZone 15 Nov 2011 13:33

Is ther ea version of this raffle that gives extra "tickets" to someone based on other criteria, i.e. how long they have been a member, how many posts they have, etc.

nhawk 15 Nov 2011 14:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlpineZone (Post 2268178)
Is ther ea version of this raffle that gives extra "tickets" to someone based on other criteria, i.e. how long they have been a member, how many posts they have, etc.

Any of the credit systems such as vBCredits II can be used to give tickets to members based on activity.

MentaL 23 Nov 2011 10:38

I'm noticing that with allot of raffles the page tends to time out despite a fairly lengthy timeout already enabled via the php config. Maybe limit the raffle to a set amount per page to lower the queries?

nhawk 23 Nov 2011 11:32

Quote:

Originally Posted by MentaL (Post 2271100)
I'm noticing that with allot of raffles the page tends to time out despite a fairly lengthy timeout already enabled via the php config. Maybe limit the raffle to a set amount per page to lower the queries?

Someone mentioned pagnation which I do intend to do.

In the mean time, I'd suggest deleting the oldest raffles from your system to overcome the problem.

MentaL 25 Nov 2011 23:09

Another suggestion... In the 'Whats going on?' box remove the 'current raffles' output for guests. That will reduce queries ;)

nhawk 25 Nov 2011 23:19

Quote:

Originally Posted by MentaL (Post 2271954)
Another suggestion... In the 'Whats going on?' box remove the 'current raffles' output for guests. That will reduce queries ;)

Just put usergroup 1 in the banned usergroups in Raffle Settings.

The one query for what's going on, won't run then.

dizzynation 01 Feb 2012 08:23

This works with Credit Purchase Lite right? if so I need some help with these directions

Cost Per Ticket
THIS IS ONLY FOR DISPLAY TO MEMBERS.
The cost per ticket MUST be set in the Credit Purchase System. And this should match that setting.

I have the minimum purchase for credits set at 200=2 but I want my raffles to only be 10 credits, how do I do this?

nhawk 01 Feb 2012 10:03

Quote:

Originally Posted by dizzynation (Post 2294901)
This works with Credit Purchase Lite right? if so I need some help with these directions

Cost Per Ticket
THIS IS ONLY FOR DISPLAY TO MEMBERS.
The cost per ticket MUST be set in the Credit Purchase System. And this should match that setting.

I have the minimum purchase for credits set at 200=2 but I want my raffles to only be 10 credits, how do I do this?

The credit purchase system interface is intended for use to sell individual raffle tickets. There is no interface to the CPS that allows the use of credits in any other form.

Adderz 18 Feb 2012 08:30

I am currently running two raffles, but only one is shoing in the "Whats Going on " box on forumhome

Should it be displaying all currently running raffles ?

dizzynation 18 Feb 2012 09:45

How do I get it to show up in the "Whats Going On" box?

Thanks

nhawk 18 Feb 2012 10:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by Adderz (Post 2300795)
I am currently running two raffles, but only one is shoing in the "Whats Going on " box on forumhome

Should it be displaying all currently running raffles ?

Make sure your usergroup has permission to enter the raffle not being displayed.

nhawk 18 Feb 2012 10:13

Quote:

Originally Posted by dizzynation (Post 2300816)
How do I get it to show up in the "Whats Going On" box?

Thanks

In the main raffle setting page, make sure "Show Raffles in What's Going On" is set to 'Yes'.

Haltech 02 Aug 2012 20:03

Seeing this when i click on raffles.php from the community menu:

Warning: Division by zero in [path]/raffles.php on line 112

nhawk 02 Aug 2012 21:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by Haltech (Post 2353769)
Seeing this when i click on raffles.php from the community menu:

Warning: Division by zero in [path]/raffles.php on line 112

That can mean a few things...

1) You didn't upload the image folder to your server

2) You didn't upload the raffle image to your server in the images/raffles folder.

3) Your server doesn't allow http references to images (http://yoursitename/images/raffles/yourimagename.jpg). Try changing the image location to images/raffles/yourimagename.jpg.

jazzyname 06 Aug 2012 02:09

can one just use paypal to have members use to purchase a amount/set of tickets ? by using the VB default subscription system ?

any help options feed back , would be great

Id like to use a raffle or contest system for Santa present for the children of the members who win.

nhawk 06 Aug 2012 10:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by jazzyname (Post 2354857)
can one just use paypal to have members use to purchase a amount/set of tickets ? by using the VB default subscription system ?

any help options feed back , would be great

Id like to use a raffle or contest system for Santa present for the children of the members who win.

It can be done by using the vB subscription system and moving the subscribers to a different usergroup. Then only allow that usergroup to enter the raffle.

CoffeeLovesYou 25 Sep 2012 21:56

Can you do the points with this as well? (I posted on the vB5 thread). Currently am using vB3 and would love for a way to offer sweet prizes, but to get a chance to win, you need to give up some Points. :) thx!

nhawk 25 Sep 2012 22:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by CoffeeLovesYou (Post 2368533)
Can you do the points with this as well? (I posted on the vB5 thread). Currently am using vB3 and would love for a way to offer sweet prizes, but to get a chance to win, you need to give up some Points. :) thx!

Yes you can...

Quote:

•Support for just about any credit system such as vBCredits II, ICash, kBank and vbBux.

hpidriver 05 May 2013 22:50

When the mod description says it is compatible with VBCredits II, are you referring to this version - http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=245952

Thanks!

nhawk 06 May 2013 10:51

Quote:

Originally Posted by hpidriver (Post 2420116)
When the mod description says it is compatible with VBCredits II, are you referring to this version - http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=245952

Thanks!

Yes, that's the one.


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